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Adam Thomas speaks about Scratch

February 6th, 2009

Adam was the youngest of the BarCamp presenters this year. I believe he is still in elementary school. He came with his father David Thomas, but not because he needed a baby sitter. He came to talk about Scratch. Scratch is a visual programming environment for kids, made by the folks at MIT to introduce kids to programming concepts. It allows children to work on projects that they can post online for other Scratch users to look at, and vote on. Not only was Adam knowledgeable about his topic and created his presentation himself, but he also had a good presentation style. He didn’t just read from his slides but added commentary of the top of his head when appropriate. I was impressed. Take a listen.

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